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Weed cartridge not working

The vapes currently on the market vary widely in performance. Depending on the make and model, a cartridge can underperform, malfunction, or outright break. And while the glistening weed oil is held hostage by a defective cartridge, consumers are left frustrated-as-hell wishing they were stoned.

Before tossing away your oil, know that you have options. Here’s what you can do to potentially salvage a broken vape cartridge.

Fix It Yourself

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re combing the internet for tips and tricks on how to fix your vape. And we’re happy to report that just because it seems broken, doesn’t mean it’s dead. But maybe your battery is?

If the vape hardware is such that you can switch out the cartridge, test out some other carts to see if they work. If none are pulling, it may be a battery issue rather than the cartridge.

Is the battery area saturated with sticky oil? If that’s the case, take a Q-tip and dab a small amount of alcohol onto it. Then, lightly clean the contact points where the battery and cart meet. Let the battery dry and try it again.

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If this option fails, consider opening the mouthpiece of the cartridge. In some models, you can remove the mouthpiece and clean its components.

Also, though this may seem obvious and juvenile, make sure your vape is charged before you dismiss your vape cart as defective. And don’t be ashamed if you find it just needed a charge — we’ve all been there.

There’s nothing worse than a defective vape cart when you’re trying to get stoned. But there are options to salvage your vape — and your high.

Vape Pen Troubleshooting

When screwing the cartridge onto the battery, be careful not to overtighten. Just twist until snug, otherwise you may have connectivity issues.

A common issue that happens with vape pens, sometimes as a result of being overly tightened, is that the metal rings that conduct electricity get pressed too deep and fail to make contact with each other.

An easy solution is to use a paper clip to very gently pry the metal ring up.

Be careful not to break the ring off! It is only attached by a very thin wire. Lift it evenly by only a small amount.

If adjusting the ring on the cartridge itself does not solve the problem, try the same fix with the battery itself. The ring hole is smaller so you may need a thinner paper clip. Remember to be gentle, these are very delicate pieces. It takes very little force to raise the ring slightly.

Most of the time this will solve the problem, assuming your battery is charged and your cartridge has oil in it. Happy Vaping!

When screwing the cartridge onto the battery, be careful not to overtighten. Just twist until snug, otherwise you may have connectivity issues.